27 Nov '18
Procurement Specialist

Business Services, Gauteng JHB - Northern Suburbs

R 35000

The Procurement Specialist contributes to the organisation goals by co-coordinating the efficient and effective delivery of business strategy through structuring operational plans, as well as the implementation thereof, through the management of procurement related expenditure for the Organisation

Principal Accountabilities

  • Analyse and understand business expenditure relating to internal and external service providers as required in order to drive cost efficiencies for the business and ensure quality services are delivered to internal and external clients

  • Understand business processes, needs and requirements in order to award business based on compliance requirements and best practice

  • Ensure adherence to compliance standards in accordance to company procurement requirements and procedures in awarding new and existing business on an ongoing basis

  • Improve procurement influence and strengthen negotiations ability in the market by reviewing existing and forecasting future expenditure

  • Ensure achievement of the company’s BBBEE objective with regard to preferential procurement as well as compliance to the Code of Good Practise

  • Facilitate and finalise Supplier Service level Agreements and contracting with existing and new Suppliers

  • in conjunction with the Legal Compliance Team
    Building and maintaining effective internal and external relationships with various stakeholders to foster effective long term strategic partnerships

  • Supplier relationship management, including vetting and performance management of suppliers

  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements

  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms

  • Develop and improve on procurement procedures, controls and policy and ensure compliance

  • Build a high quality supplier and contractor base

  • Negotiate best terms and prices with local, regional and international suppliers

  • Create and manage contracts (local, regional and international)

  • Produce various operational reports for management and internal/external customers as needed

  • Maintenance of preferred supplier database

  • Implement and maintain procurement processes and procedures

  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policies

Required Competencies and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Management , Logistics, Business Administration or similar

  • Proven working experience as a procurement manager or procurement analyst

  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a agility in reading the market

  • Good knowledge of supplier or third party management ie. Insurance company, Mobile service provider

  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers

  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data

  • Contract management experience

  • Highly organized and ability to prioritize effectively and work with speed

  • Excellent team player and interpersonal skills

  • SAP and advance excel knowledge essential

  • Experience in local, regional and international procurement will be beneficial

  • Assertive, well spoken with good verbal and communication skills

Strong negotiation skills and persuasion skills

  • Customer focused

  • Team player

  • Resilient , able to work under pressure, accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

  • Responsible in dealing with company resources
  • Analytical thinking and using logic to address work related issues

Ad Visible Until: 26 December 2018
Ref: JNB007164/HT

Vacancy Type: Contract